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Poster: BryanE Date: Jun 18, 2007 6:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Ornette Coleman Hospitalized

http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003599954

Many of us recall Jerry's guest work on Ornette's 1988 album, Virgin Beauty. We wish him a full and speedy recovery.

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Poster: ghostofpig Date: Jun 18, 2007 6:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ornette Coleman Hospitalized

Interestingly enough, in 1973, around the time I started drifting way from the Dead, I got into that segment of jazz (call it what you wish--new thing, new wave, avante guard), and saw Ornette many times. First time was with Don Cherry and Ed Blackwell and Charlie Hayden--the classic quintet--at the Five Spot on St. Mark's. Then, a few years later, I saw his Prime Time lineup--the rock group--with it's funk/bop style. Little wonder that he eventually hooked up with Jerry.

The man is a treasure--a link between the old and the new and the yet to be. A monster. See him if you are lucky enough to get the chance!

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Poster: veblen Date: Jun 18, 2007 9:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ornette Coleman Hospitalized

Please place me into the "full and speedy recovery" camp as well!!!

His trio's two volume set from Stokholm "at the golden circle" (1965) remains high on my all-time playlist.

ghostofpig you sure were fortunate seeing him and the line-ups mentioned during the 70's.

Time for some AM ornette in order to instill some good karma.

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Poster: ghostofpig Date: Jun 18, 2007 9:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ornette Coleman Hospitalized

Something about being from S.F. or N.Y. or Chicago at the right time. In the mid 1970s, the jazz scene in N.Y. was really on fire. The Five Spot was an amazing place: when it moved to Cooper Square, the owners decided to host musicians who were more in keeping with the trends of the seventies. Ornette, Don Cherry, Cecil Taylor, Sun Ra, the Art Ensemble of Chicago, Anthony Braxton,--the musicians who were not getting booked into the more mainstream clubs like the Village Vanguard (Sonny Rollins, Archie Shepp, McCoy Tyner). Of course, I was back and forth between these two venues and, before long, the dozens of smaller clubs and lofts that hosted members of the A.A.C.M. from Chicago, or B.A.G. from St. Louis, and, initially, a young, very brash tenor player named David Murray. David was already playing at or near the level of some of the older guys at 19 when he landed in Manhattan.

This is the scene that pretty much took over from the folk/hippie scene. Interestingly enough, this was the period when Ornette didn't play much and recorded nothing. He was in transition between the great quartet and the funk group that tore it up in the late seventies. I refer you to "Dancing in Your Head," the quintessential fusion recording that goes hand in hand with Miles' "Jack Johnson."

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Poster: veblen Date: Jun 18, 2007 9:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ornette Coleman Hospitalized

great info; thanks!!!

the key phrase regarding the cities is being there at "the right time"...I have been in SF for ten years and though the jazz scene is getting better it is still kind of bleak in my opinion...

Time to begin my David Murray education:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qf8X3uIJX9Q

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jun 18, 2007 8:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ornette Coleman Hospitalized

He's main stage at Monterey Jazz Fest this year - got my tix already. Wishing him a full and speedy recovery.

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Poster: mcglone Date: Jun 18, 2007 6:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ornette Coleman Hospitalized

yes, we most certainly do.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd93-02-23.sbd.hall.1611.sbeok.shnf